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Mercer Mayer began writing and illustrating children’s books in 1966, and since then, he has published over 300 titles. Readers can open any of his award-winning books and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer created one of children’s books’ most cherished characters, Little Critter. He lives in Connecticut.


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All by Myself (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter wants to show you all the things he can do for himself in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s tying his shoes, coloring a picture, or riding his bike, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach... Read More
 





All That I Can Be (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

A perfect graudation gift all about growing up, featuring the one-and-only, Little Critter!
 
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter and his little sister wonder how things will be when they grow up in these funny and heartwarming classic stories. Featuring When I Get Bigger and When I Grow Up, this two-in-one picture book... Read More
 





Happy Easter, Little Critter (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

An eggs-tra special, egg-citing tale featuring the beloved Little Critter! 

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is celebrating Easter in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s dyeing eggs, searching for baskets, or snacking on sweets, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to celebrate the... Read More
 





Happy Easter, Little Critter (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

An eggs-tra special, egg-citing tale featuring the beloved Little Critter! 

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is celebrating Easter in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s dyeing eggs, searching for baskets, or snacking on sweets, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to celebrate the... Read More
 





I Just Forgot (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is having a very forgetful day in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s forgetting his lunchbox, forgetting to put on his rain boots, or forgetting to turn off the water, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to... Read More
 





I Was So Mad (Little Critter)
Written by Ron Miller
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is having quite the grumpy day in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s cranky on the slide or stubborn in the sandbox, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about their emotions! Read More
 





It's Bedtime, Little Critter (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

A Mercer Mayer Little Critter book featuring 2 classic bedtime stories in 1!

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is getting ready for bed in these classic, funny, and heartwarming stories. Featuring Just Go to Bed and What a Bad Dream, this two-in-one picture book is an endearing tribute to bedtime and all the... Read More
 





Just a Bad Day
Written by Mercer Mayer
Hardcover

Oh, no! Little Critter is having a really bad day in this classic Little Golden Book!

Little Critter is not happy. What could be worse than being stuck inside on a rainy day? Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will enjoy this humorous full-color Little Golden Book about a day that... Read More
 





Just a Bad Day
Written by Mercer Mayer
eBook

Oh, no! Little Critter is having a really bad day in this classic Little Golden Book!

Little Critter is not happy. What could be worse than being stuck inside on a rainy day? Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will enjoy this humorous full-color Little Golden Book about a day that... Read More
 





Just a Little Critter Collection (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Hardcover

Celebrate 40 years of Little Critter® with seven classic stories in one book, including: Just for You (the very first Little Critter® story!); Just Go to Bed; All by Myself; I Was So Mad; When I Get Bigger; Just a Mess; and I Just Forgot. This 176-page hardcover collection is a... Read More
 





Just a Mess (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has made quite the mess in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s shoving junk under the bed, cramming toys in the closet, or overstuffing drawers with clothes, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach kids about... Read More
 





Just a Snowy Vacation
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Hit the slopes with Little Critter in this full-color storybook--with cards, stickers, and a poster!

The winter fun has just begun--time to ski and ice-skate with Little Critter! Children ages three to seven will love this winter-themed storybook--now featuring cards, stickers, and a poster! Read More
 





Just a Snowy Vacation
Written by Mercer Mayer
eBook

Hit the slopes with Little Critter in this full-color storybook--with cards, stickers, and a poster!

The winter fun has just begun--time to ski and ice-skate with Little Critter! Children ages three to seven will love this winter-themed storybook--now featuring cards, stickers, and a poster! Read More
 





Just for You (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is trying his best to be a help to his mother in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s trying to make breakfast, mow the lawn, or carry the groceries, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Mother’s... Read More
 





Just Go to Bed (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

It's time to sleep with this hilarious and adorable bedtime story featuring Little Critter! Perfect for parents to read aloud with their toddlers.

Little Critter is not looking forward to bedtime. Whether it’s time for him to stop playing and take a bath, or making a fuss about getting into his jammies, both parents and children alike will relate to... Read More
 





Just Go to Bed (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Hardcover

It's time to sleep with this hilarious and adorable bedtime story featuring Little Critter! Perfect for parents to read aloud with their toddlers.

Little Critter is not looking forward to bedtime. Whether it’s time for him to stop playing and take a bath, or making a fuss about getting into his jammies, both parents and children alike will relate to... Read More
 





Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is having a checkup at the dentist in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s having an X-ray taken, getting a teeth cleaning, or finding a cavity, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to help allay any fears... Read More
 





Just Grandma and Me (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Celebrate Mother's Day - and your Grandma - with this classic Little Critter book!

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is spending a day at the beach with his grandma in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Celebrating the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild, this beloved story is the perfect gift for... Read More
 





Just Grandma, Grandpa, and Me (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

This loving tribute to the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren is the perfect gift for the grandma in your life this Mother's Day!

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is spending the day with Grandma and Grandmpa in these classic, funny, and heartwarming stories. Featuring Just Grandma and Me and... Read More
 





Just Grandpa and Me (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Join Little Critter and his grandpa in this big-city adventure!

Family fun and love are in abundance when Little Critter and his grandfather head to the big city! Little Critter sure is little, but he’s a big help to his grandfather. Little Critter holds his hand so his grandfather doesn’t get lost... Read More
 





Just Like Dad
Written by Mercer Mayer
Hardcover

Little Critter wants to be just like his dad in this classic Little Golden Book!

Little Critter loves his dad, and one day, he hopes to be just like him! Children ages two to five will enjoy this heartwarming full-color Little Golden Book about the special bond between Little Critter and his... Read More
 





Just Like Dad
Written by Mercer Mayer
eBook

Little Critter wants to be just like his dad in this classic Little Golden Book!

Little Critter loves his dad, and one day, he hopes to be just like him! Children ages two to five will enjoy this heartwarming full-color Little Golden Book about the special bond between Little Critter and his... Read More
 





Just Me and My Babysitter (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is about to meet his new babysitter in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether they’re making popcorn, playing checkers, or putting on jammies, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to help children become comfortable with their babysitter! Read More
 





Just Me and My Buddies (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

A two-in-one Mercer Mayer collection featuring the classics Just My Friend and Me and Just My Puppy and Me, now available for the very first time!
 
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is spending time with his best friend and his new puppy in these classic, funny, and heartwarming stories. Featuring Just... Read More
 





Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Little Critter is exploring the great outdoors with his dad in this heartwarming and funny classic. Perfect for parents to read aloud with their toddlers.

Whether he and his dad are canoeing, fishing, or building a campfire, parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Father’s... Read More
 

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